There's no hanky panky in an Uber, and don't puke in the back of one, either. Violators could lose access to the app.

Enough people apparently try to get busy in the backseat of an Uber that the ride sharing company is now making it explicitly clear that users must wait until arriving at their destination before the lovemaking can begin. The firm’s updated community guidelines explain this simply as “a no sex rule.” That means “no sexual conduct with drivers or fellow riders, no matter what,” the company’s regulations state. If someone does get too amorous during a trip, Uber could permanently close his or her account.

Uber wants riders and drivers to have a clear understanding of the rules when using the service. The company’s new Community Guidelines explain these regulations in more precise language. They also tell people exactly how they could lose access to the useful app.

Uber Rider Rules


Uber’s sums up its Community Guidelines as following the golden rule of treating others the way you would like to be treated. “Any behavior involving violence, sexual misconduct, harassment, discrimination, or illegal activity while using Uber can result in the immediate loss of your account,” the company's guidelines state. The business prohibits firearms, too. Smaller infractions can also lead to losing access to the app. For example, throwing up in the back seat after too many drinks or asking the driver to speed could result in problems for a user.

Bad behavior among drivers might no longer be an issue in a few years because Uber is developing autonomous vehicle technology that could revolutionize ride sharing. A test of an early version of the system is already underway in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It's conceivable in the near future that the firm's users could hail a completely driverless car for a ride.

Source: Uber [1], [2] via New York Magazine

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